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Loser777
09-20-2006, 03:17 PM
I'm thinking about upgrading my computer to XP 64bit Ed. If anyone knows any issues with this Operating System, tell me.

Mystic Videl
09-20-2006, 03:24 PM
Uh, it isn't completly supported?

SC_Modder
09-20-2006, 03:25 PM
I've heard tons of bad things about WinXP64. I suggest you don't go for it.

Loser777
09-20-2006, 05:57 PM
Well, then I have tried installing Media Center but it says a file is in use, and then I skip, but when it reboots it hangs while it says resuming setup. I'm using the (9 in 1)

gamepin126
09-20-2006, 08:03 PM
Pretty much the only thing guaranteed compatible is MS Office 2003, other then that, forget it.

Mystic Videl
09-20-2006, 08:05 PM
Well, then I have tried installing Media Center but it says a file is in use, and then I skip, but when it reboots it hangs while it says resuming setup. I'm using the (9 in 1) Ew, Media Center.

Bilago
09-20-2006, 08:06 PM
you can run the 32bit windows version on a x64 system right?

Mystic Videl
09-20-2006, 08:09 PM
Of course oo.

BloodyBlade
09-20-2006, 08:09 PM
Yes.

Loser777
09-20-2006, 08:14 PM
Ew, Media Center.
Too bad, I got it to work so now I can boot off Pro or Mce. And the interface look much better in mce, but the media player isn't working.:cry:

BloodyBlade
09-20-2006, 08:15 PM
MCE is Pro with some media addons, which I find makes it a better OS if you use your computer for (durr) media.

Zaund
09-20-2006, 09:02 PM
My dad's laptop has a 64 bit and 30 minutes out of the box it crashed.

Edit: For Media player you're better off putting it on your xbox.

BloodyBlade
09-20-2006, 09:13 PM
My dad's laptop has a 64 bit and 30 minutes out of the box it crashed.Wow, you have no ****ing idea what you are talking about, do you?

Dyndrilliac
09-20-2006, 09:31 PM
A 64-bit CPU is different from a 64-bit OS. A 64-bit OS is an OS that has been specially designed to utilize a 64-bit CPU. A 32-bit OS will run on a 64-bit CPU.

You see, the primary difference between the two systems is that the maximum file size (and therefore maximum address space, and maximum supported system memory) is practically infinite. However, Windows XP x64 will run 32-bit applications, but 32-bit device drivers will not work. This kills lots of games, virus scanners, firewalls, etc. It is designed for scientific work, where the extra computational power for lab-made applications is necessary.

The first commercial 64-bit PC OS that will be fully backwards compatible with 32-bit and 16-bit software will be Windows Vista.

BloodyBlade
09-20-2006, 09:41 PM
At the moment, even the x64 Windows Vista betas are not backwards compatible with 32-bit drivers/software.

punture
09-20-2006, 10:22 PM
I am not installing Vista upon its initial release. Maybe a year or two so that they can fix more bugs.

MasterX
09-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Souldn't you be able to get Pro into Media Center with a simple addon or somthin?

Cuase i don't have media center, i've got a corperate pro, but i use an XP pro computer to control my TV


Also found the Difference between Pro and Media

1) Windows XP Media Center is a superset of Windows XP Professional Edition that provides support to wide range of media functionalities.

2) Media Center lacks support for domain controllers. (If you search online there are ways to edit registry entries to enable active domain support. But if you enable domain support you could loose the media functionalities)

3) Read in various places that the Media Center support will expire in 2yrs or when Vista is released, whereas XP Pro edition support will continue for 7 years as they are used by businesses.

Mystic Videl
09-21-2006, 10:07 AM
I am not installing Vista upon its initial release. Maybe a year or two so that they can fix more bugs. They never really fix the bugs. They just cover the bugs with newer better bugs.

xAgentGODx
09-21-2006, 11:20 AM
I'm thinking about upgrading my computer to XP 64bit Ed. If anyone knows any issues with this Operating System, tell me.

You can't upgrade to 64-bit edition, as it is for Itanium-based platforms only.

What you can install, is the x64 edition, which was intended for AMD64/EMT64 machines (extended 64-bit instructions on x86).

"Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition was a version of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system designed to run on Intel Itanium family of microprocessors in their native 64-bit mode. It should not be confused with Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, which is designed for x86 processors supporting the x64 extensions."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP_64-bit_Edition

All in all, you cannot do a direct upgrade from x86 to x64. You must do a clean install, or a dual-boot. It can be of some performance boost, but it is hard to find drivers for all your devices for x64.